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WOOD FIBRE CONES

Our low-loss drivers uses a mix of low-mass paper cones with wood fibre reinforcement. The embedded wood fibres give the surface an uneven structure, which dramatically minimizes the resonance of the surface. This creates the best possible reproduction of every detail in the audio signal.

AMPLIFIER FRIENDLY

The amplifier friendly design makes the SPEKTOR series a perfect fit for almost any of the amplifiers in its price category. No matter if we look at compact Hi-Fi, stereo amplifiers or surround receivers, SPEKTOR will bring out the best in them, showing you just how good music and movies can sound.

SOFT DOME TWEETER

The dome tweeter offers best-in-class resolution with an extended frequency response, wide dispersion and low coloration. A clear heritage from our high-end series. The tweeter is based on an ultra-lightweight weaved fabric, which weighs less than half of the market standard (0.056 mg/mm2).

LOW SIGNAL LOSS

By using only DALI designed and custom-built drivers, the need for frequency correction in the crossover is eliminated. This enables us to design an exact crossover which together with carefully selected quality components ensures that the signal loss is close to zero.

PRODUCT DETAILS

The DALI SPEKTOR 1 brings the DALI sound design principals to a new price bracket, opening the possibility for many new music and movies lovers to experience the seduction of true Hi-Fi. Getting this much Hi-Fi performance from a speaker in this price range not only took all of our experience and knowhow, but also hours and hours spent in the listening room, improving the driver and crossover designs to create the perfect audio performance.

The DALI SPEKTOR 1, like all DALI loudspeakers, has been designed in accordance with our fundamental acoustic and electro-acoustic principles, and a strong belief that clarity and an authentic, honest sound reproduction will get you even closer to the full impact of a live music experience.

The ultra-compact SPEKTOR 1 - and its slightly larger sibling SPEKTOR 2 - are ideal for wall mounting, shelf or stand positioning in combination with any compact Hi-Fi music system.

WIDE DISPERSION

DALI makes it easy to integrate your loudspeakers into any room. Both the driver materials and geometry applied in the SPEKTOR 1 have been selected to achieve a wide dispersion pattern.

You will experience a well-integrated sound, even when listening significantly off-axis. And, as you are often not seated directly in front of the loudspeaker when listening to music, this is important.

Optimizing the audio signal for off-axis distribution results in the signal reaching your ear directly and the signal reflected off the room surfaces, to have a coherent balance. This means a consistent high sound quality across a much wider listening area. At the same time, it offers greater freedom and flexibility in positioning the loudspeakers.

An added benefit is hugely reduced harmonic distortion and diffractions causing frequency distortion, as these will always be stronger in an on-axis response. This is also the reason why all DALI speakers are not designed for toeing-in.

TWEETER

The SPEKTOR 1 tweeter is able to render high frequencies with high accuracy. This means very short excursions, but at high speed, - or rather – with high acceleration. In other words, it features a low moving mass and a strong motor.

The tweeter in SPEKTOR 1 is based on an ultra-light weight weaved fabric. Compared to most soft dome tweeters in the market, the DALI dome material is less than half the weight; 0.056 mg per mm2.

The beauty of the soft dome tweeter is its impressive ability to play even the lowest parts of the high frequency range without any break-ups. This is crucial when handling the all important hand-over from the woofer to the tweeter. Not having to push either the woofer or tweeter beyond what they do best results in a seamless transition and preservation of every detail in the mid-range frequencies.

WOOFER

The wood fibre cones are a DALI trademark, as well as a proven DALI technology. The SPEKTOR 1 cone membrane is crafted from a mix of fine grained paper and wood fibre pulp. This makes the cones very ridged, very light weight and the unevenness in the structure of the membrane helps minimize unwanted surface resonances.

Combining the well-behaving wood fibre cone with the low-loss rubber surround and spider suspension results in the reproduction of even the smallest micro-detail in the signal – unfiltered and with high accuracy.

The structure of the chassis was designed for optimal strength and airflow. Keeping the woofer structure strong eliminates internal vibrations and the optimised airflow around the cone area keeps movements unhindered, resulting in the ability to transform as much of the energy from the amplifier into movement.

The woofer used in the SPEKTOR 1 is developed specifically for this speaker. Even small details like the angle of the cone and the size of the dust cap is optimized for the best possible integration, dispersion and performance.

LOW LOSS

The primary function of any loudspeaker is to convert the electrical signal from the amplifier into a realistic audio experience in the listening room. Any distortion or coloration of the original signal by drivers or enclosures is by definition a degradation of the sound.

Clarity in an audio signal is obtained by low loss of information in combination with creating a smooth and seamless reproduction in both the time and frequency domain.

By using only DALI designed and custom-built drivers, the need for frequency correction in the crossover is eliminated. This enables us to design an exact crossover out of quality components which ensures that the signal loss is close to zero.

Another fundamental is the lowering of mechanical distortion. This to make sure that the connected amplifier will not be exposed to a larger than necessary challenge, causing loss of detail in the signal even before it has the chance to reach the loudspeaker.

Through very low mechanical loss, the most fragile sound details, even at very low listening levels, are preserved. This is the only way to obtain the sensation of ultimate transparency and “liveliness” from reproduced loudspeaker sound.

DALI SPEKTOR 1 SPECS

Product series SPEKTOR
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 59 - 26,000 Hz
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 83.0 dB
Nominal Impedance [ohms] 6 ohms
Maximum SPL [dB] 103 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 40 - 100 Watt
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 2,100 Hz
Crossover Principle 2-way
High frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 21 mm
High frequency driver, Diaphragm type Soft Textile Dome
Low frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 4,5"
Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 58.0 Hz
Connection Input Single Wire
Recommended Placement Shelf or stand
On-Wall
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] 1 - 50 cm
Dimensions (HxWxD) [mm] 237 x 140 x 195 mm
Weight [kg] 2.6 kg
Accessories Included Rubber Feet
Manual
Wall Bracket

AWARDS & REVIEWS

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The DALI SPEKTOR 6 impressed in both stereo and surround setups when Son Video tested the speaker.

“The real star of the show, the DALI SPEKTOR 6 speaker brought the atmosphere in our listening room to a whole new level.”

Son & Video's Blog (FR)

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WHAT HI-FI? gives another five stars to a SPEKTOR loudspeaker after testing the SPEKTOR 1.

“If you’re looking for really small budget speakers, buy these. We can’t be much clearer than that.”

WHAT HI-FI? (UK)

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ModernHifi is excited with the SPEKTOR 1 after getting the chance to test the small bookshelf speakers.

"The overall sound performance is very lively and musical."

Modernhifi.de

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Audio Video had a pleasing encounter with the complete SPEKTOR 5.0, which they think represents good or even better value for money.

"They will deliver fresh, spacious sound with wide soundstage, good depth as well as deep, well controlled low frequencies."

AUDIO (PL)

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Stereo awards SPEKTOR 1 five stars after testing the speakers.

“Love at first sound."

Stereo (DE)

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HiFi-Voice has tested the SPEKTOR 1 and SPEKTOR 6, which impresses.

"The classical DALI know-how delivers that special emotional sophistication when it comes to the sound performance."

Hi-fi Voice (CZ)

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A splendid mid range and a powerful bass performance. This is how Video, describes the new SPEKTOR series.

"We are just thrilled."

VIDEO (DE)

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The SPEKTOR series has left an impression on AV Online in their test.

"[...] a great hi-fi solution for either home cinema or stereo providing a finely detailed, confident and dynamic audio performance."

AV Online (HU)

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i-fidelity.net predicts that the SPEKTOR 1 will become a success after testing it.

"The sound is much bigger than the speaker itself."

i-fidelity.net (DE)

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Lite-Magazin is very enthusiastic about the SPEKTOR series after their test session.

“Good-looking, cost-effective and impressive sound - these three attributes characterize the most important features of the brand new DALI SPEKTOR series in a nutshell." 

Lite-magazin.de (DE)

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The SPEKTOR 1 speakers give their rival a run for the money in a group test in What Hi-Fi? magazine.

"The SPEKTOR 1s are ideal if you're looking for small, affordable speakers that deliver great sound."

WHAT HI-FI? (UK)

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